After two days travelling by train Viv and Nadia have arrived in Vorkuta. They will register with the police before setting out into the field!
Viv Jones and Nadia Solovieva have checked in at LHR on their first leg of the fieldwork stage of the NERC Arctic Lakes project. They departed from LHR to Helsinki with so much gear! Lake coring will be completed on lakes near Vorkuta in North East Russia for the NERC lakes and the Arctic Carbon Cycle project. How do lakes process carbon in the Holocene? Follow Viv and Nadia at #nerclac
The boxes with coring equipment, supplies and sample bags have been collected today from the Swinnerton Laboratory, at the School of Geography, University of Nottingham by a freight handler. The boxes will transfer by road, sea, air (possibly as many as 4 flights) to their final destination in West Greenland at Sisimiut and the Arctic Station on Disko Island. The Greenland aspects of the fieldwork will commence on the 14th April!
In just 7 days Dr Viv Jones and Dr Nadia Solovieva will be heading to the Russian Arctic to collect sediment cores from lakes with colleges from the Komi Science Centre in Syktyvkar!